It’s a pretty sweet spot for the kid and I don’t think it’s out of the realm of possibility he has success in that role. His foot speed will rob him of chances with these guys, but he does have a nose for the net and is a shooter (always important on a Hemsky line).
I think this is just another glance at possible lines we’ll be seeing for the next few years. With Ryan Smyth gone and the Horcoff-Penner-Hemsky not quite clicking, this experiment could get a couple of shifts, a couple of games or be around awhile.
Thinking out loud I’d say this group is going to be lacking in “back checking” prowess but the kid Cogliano can make up for a myriad of mistakes with that speed and Hemsky isn’t mashed potatoes at EV against tough competition either.
That’s the difficulty for Schremp on the road imo. With the chances of him getting out there against the soft parade less than 50/50 (is that fair? on the road?) it would seem to me Schremp’s chances of impacting the game offensively aren’t top dead center.
However, considering PHX is the opponent, he’s been given the hottest bat and the greatest player to spend time with, Robbie Schremp has to view tomorrow night as Christmas Day.
And for the Jesus of Cool, it might just be a coming out party.